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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fabric Gift Wrap Bags

I'm so in love with this idea! With these fabric wrap gift bags you no longer have to use that single-use wrapping paper that steals all the space in your closet or garage, and goes straight to the trash after just one use. It takes just seconds to wrap your gift, and you don't even need tape! WOW!

For sale now in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewandSoMom

Friday, December 13, 2013

Girl's Apron

I just love this super cute new half apron design! It's for sale now in my Etsy shop, and I'm sure your little girl would just love to wear this when she's "helping" around the house.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to Make Zipper Tabs

Adding tabs to your zippers are a quick and easy way to add style to your zippered projects, as well as add stability to the zipper so that it doesn't bow and flip at the ends.

Cut your zipper to desired length. I like to cut off the pinked ends right on the outside of the stop.

Don't worry about cutting off the stop from the other end. Your tab will stop the zipper.

I use a rotary cutter and a straight edge to cut straight across the (nylon) zipper teeth.

To make your tabs you can use fabric matching the fabric of your project , as I did here, or contrasting fabric. Anything you choose!

Cut two (2) pieces of fabric 2" long x the width of your zipper. The zipper I used here is 1" wide so my two pieces of fabric are 2" x 1".

Fold the fabric in half length wise. Press. (You will do this for both pieces of fabric.)

Open the fabric. Fold the right side into the center. Press.

Fold the left side into the center. Press.

Now you have a 3-fold tab.

Sandwich the zipper end into the tab. Make sure the end of the zipper goes all the way to the center fold of the tab.

Sew the tab to the zipper, which is sandwiched in between the fold. Be sure to sew as close to the inside edge of the tab as you can, while making sure that you catch both sides of the tab in your seam.

VoilĂ !

When sewing the tab to the side of the zipper with the stop, be sure to draw the pull down a bit so that it doesn't interfere with your sewing foot. If you're a beginner it's probably a good idea to hand sew the teeth closed so it's easier to sew on the tab. When you're finished just clip and remove the thread you just hand sewed.

Attach your zipper with it's tabs to your project.

Congratulations on a beautifully finished zipper!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Give Away Winner

Congratulations to Pinkcellogirl11 for winning the lunch bag give away!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back to School Sale!

I'm having a super back to school sale in my Etsy shop! Check out the Clean Eats Sandwich Wraps that are on sale if you buy 2!!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Coupon Code

Hi local friends & family!
See something on my Etsy shop that you'd like to buy, but don't want to pay the shipping fees? If you'd like to purchase something & pick it up from me directly you can enter PICKUP4U during check out to waive the shipping fees!
Happy shopping!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Etsy Shop!

Well, I've finally done it - opened an Etsy shop! It's not fully stocked yet with all the great things I'll be making, but it does have plenty of fun things for your little ones.

Check it out, and come back often to see what's new!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Can You Make Me Something?"

The other day our neighbor girl asked if I would make her something to put her ear buds in that attached to her keys.


I think I will make myself something like this that fits my ID for when I'm at the gym.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Sneak Peak

This is one of the new capes for the Into the Wild! line. What will come next?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Retro Apron

Just made this adorable little apron for sweet little girl's birthday.

It was a pattern for an adult, but (somehow) I managed to size it for a 5 year-old. Yay me! Yay easy pattern!

I hope she likes it.

Here is one of my kids modeling it for us:

So cute! I can't wait to make one for myself.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Labor and the Love

Well, I've been away from my blog for a long time. Why? I've been working on an amazing quilt!

The Labor....

...and the LOVE!

This is my first quilt made from a pattern. It's from Lunden Designs and it's called Northern Exposure. Check out all of her fabulous work at http://lundendesigns.com/my-goods/quilts/

Her pattern was extremely easy to follow and I can't wait to pick up one of her next amazing quilt patterns!

Here are some more pictures of the quilt I made, which is a birthday gift for a great friend's little girl: